The name Broud is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a stout person. The surname Broud is derived from the Old English word brode,
which means broad.
This in turn is derived from the Old English word brad,
which has the same meaning.
Early Origins of the Broud family
The surname Broud was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Broud family
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Broud Spelling Variations
Broud has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Broud have been found, including Broad, Brod and others.
Early Notables of the Broud family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broud family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Broud Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Helen Broud, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm